Version 1.0.0-preview.20

Hey everyone,

a new version of Aspect has been released: 1.0.0-preview.20. You’ll find the download links at the bottom of this post. Simply install over the existing installation to upgrade. The following changes and additions are included:

New features

  • Added export collections
    • Export collections automatically maintain exported versions of the images they contain
  • Added many advanced metadata fields to the metadata pane
    • Includes most fields from the IPTC Core and Extended sets
    • Sufficient for most image distribution tasks


  • Heavily improved UI performance on Apple M1 systems and Apple devices with Intel GPUs
  • The metadata pane can now be navigated with arrow keys
  • When opening multiple images with Aspect, it now attempts to show then in compare mode
  • Creating collections and groups can now be cancelled when invoked through the menu
  • Enhanced robustness against crashes while writing files during copying, editing and synchronization

Bug fixes

  • Fixed a possible timing related crash during library load
  • Fixed selection state of the organization pane after editing a collection name
  • Fixed the file relations button erroneously being available for files outside of the library
  • Fixed blurry images that only became sharp after changing view modes
  • Fixed delayed window resize behavior on macOS
  • Fixed parsing of certain XMP GPS coordinate fields with eastern longitude
  • Fixed editing and exporting images that contain malformed metadata fields
  • Fixed the visibility of edit actions in the toolbar when navigating a folder

Feel free to leave any feedback here or in the bug reports sub forum. Thanks for helping to shape a new way of organizing photos!

Please remember: Even though the software is reasonably stable at this point, always make a backup of your data, or work with a copy of it, when using pre-release software.


:paperclip: Windows installer
:paperclip: macOS bundle
:paperclip: Linux AppImage (experimental)